Over 722,000 without power as Florence batters Carolinas

В США бушует ураган Флоренс

В США бушует ураган Флоренс

That advisory came out on August 30, when Florence was developing near the Cabo Verde Islands across the Atlantic.

So far, the life-threatening storm has forced more than 26,000 people into emergency shelters and more than 1,100 flights along the US East Coast have been cancelled this weekend.

Tragedy struck one family when a tree fell on a house; a mother and child were killed.

Latest predictions show the storm slowing to a near standstill as it pummels the coast with "copious amounts of rain" from Thursday night to Saturday. The father was transported to a hospital for treatment.

Donald Trump was to visit hurricane-hit zones "early to the middle of next week", the White House said, "once it is determined his travel will not disrupt any rescue or recovery efforts".

A street light is downed on a flooded road as Hurricane Florence comes ashore on Wilmington. The deaths also included that of a person killed while plugging in a generator, the governor's office said.

Two people died in Lenoir County. Residents mostly heeded police commands to stay home and off the streets.

Members of the FEMA Urban Search and Rescue Task Force 4 from Oakland, California, search a flooded neighborhood for evacuees during Hurricane Florence in Fairfield Harbour, North Carolina. "The storm is wreaking havoc on our state".

Amber Dawn Lee, 61, of the town of Union, died at the scene, according to Union County Coroner William Holcombe. By 2 p.m., more than 658,000 customers were without power across North Carolina, and the Triangle had begun to experience outages.

As she sat in the hotel lobby eating a cold breakfast of bananas, cereal bars, and pastries, she recalled that the decision to heed the mandatory evacuation order for her area wasn't hard.

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Nearly half of the retail selling price of petrol and diesel is made up of central and state taxes. The Government went into huddle on Friday and announced five measures to support falling rupee.

Craven County spokeswoman Amber Parker said water in low-lying places filled the first and second floors of homes.

Satellite image taken on 14 September, 2018, shows Hurricane Florence hitting the U.S. east coast.

A tornado watch was also in effect for parts of North Carolina. The couple died in a house fire in Cumberland County, N.C. on Friday.

At a briefing, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said the risk of fatality will only grow when people venture out once the winds die down. Five hundred National Guard troops had responded to calls by 11 a.m. Friday. No other information is available. "We have an old jail building, and there was a sally port where vehicles could drive down into it", she says. Local media said she had suffered a heart attack. "Be extremely careful and stay alert".

By Friday morning, the North Carolina coastal town of Atlantic Beach had already received 30in (76cm) of rain, the US Geological Service said.

There is really nowhere for the water to go. "An investigation into the death is underway, but it appears there is no reason for others at the shelter to worry".

That's about 220 miles from Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, where Florence made landfall as a Category 1 hurricane at 7:15 a.m. September 14, coming ashore along a mostly boarded-up, emptied-out stretch of coastline.

The biggest danger, as forecasters saw it, was not the wind but the water: the storm surge along the coastline and the prospect of 300 to 1000mm of rain over the next several days that could trigger catastrophic flooding in a slow-motion disaster well inland. It was crawling west-southwest at 3 miles per hour, lifting huge amounts of ocean moisture and dumping it far from the coast. The center was about 20 miles north-northeast of Myrtle Beach.

Later Friday, a wind gust of 68 miles per hour was measured at a station in Wrightsville Beach, near Wilmington. As the system continues its way through our neighbor to the south, its dropping inches of rain upon the Piedmont Triad.

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